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Stories with place: Topeka
  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Kansas Regents stick with social media policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:44 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents will consider adding language on free speech to its social media policy, but will not fundamentally change the rules, following criticism that the policy gives administrators too much power to fire or discipline employees for postings on Twitter and other outlets.

  • Kansas patrol led on 65-mile chase on interstate 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:35 pm
  • ABILENE, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says troopers were led on a 65-mile chase on the interstate before the driver was arrested.

  • Kansas unemployment unchanged in March 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Unemployment held steady in Kansas during March, staying at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.9 percent in March, the same as in February.

  • First lady to speak at Topeka schools' graduation 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:26 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Michelle Obama plans to give the commencement address for the graduation ceremony for Topeka's high schools on May 17.

  • Kansan's remains from WWII to return to Topeka 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:22 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman who went missing in World War II are being returned to his family for burial.

  • City of Shawnee finalist for military award 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The city of Shawnee in northeast Kansas has been named one of 30 finalists for an annual award honoring employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserves.

  • Expert: Kansas church protesters unlikely to show 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An expert on hate groups said it was unlikely protesters from a nationally known Kansas church will show up in Alaska to picket two institutions, despite their announcements to do so.

  • Roberts, Wolf report Senate fundraising totals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:48 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his fundraising advantage over fellow Republican Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race according to the latest reports filed with federal election officials.

  • Kansas gov. orders flags to be flown at half-staff 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday and Friday to honor three people shot to death at two Jewish sites in Overland Park.

  • Topeka Boys, Girls Clubs get federal grant 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka have been selected to receive more than $272,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide an integrated physical activity and nutrition program.

  • Jenkins leads fundraising in Kansas 2nd District 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

  • Former Kansas social services chief Harder dies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. He was 84.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:47 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • Bob Dole plans to tour several Kansas towns 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:46 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he's looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.

  • Widick named Kansas Neurological Institute leader 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:40 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The interim superintendent of the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka has been promoted to the fulltime position, effective immediately.

  • Junction City man pleads guilty to child porn 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:37 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A northeast Kansas man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view.

  • Kansas court furloughs possible under new budget 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:53 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system.

  • Math, reading tests results may not go public 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:56 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas education officials are considering not releasing the results of annual state math and reading tests after computer problems and cyberattacks have plagued the administration of this year's exams.

  • Brownback meeting college students, administrators 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:05 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is going on the road to meet with Kansas college students and administrators about recent decisions on funding for higher education.

  • Analysis: Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:25 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.

  • Crews battled Shawnee County fires 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:20 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Firefighters in Shawnee County had to contend with grass fires thanks to dry conditions and low humidity.

  • Topeka dad, daughter killed in crash 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:38 pm
  • BENNINGTON, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Topeka a man and his 18-year-old daughter have been killed in a head-on collision.

  • Kansas Supreme Court sets aside 'Hard 50' sentence 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:28 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed the "Hard 50" murder sentence of a Wichita man but refused to rule whether changes made by legislators to the law in 2013 can be applied.

  • New Kansas revenue projections on horizon 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislative leaders offered differing views Thursday of what upcoming state revenue projections for the fiscal year that starts July 1 may look like, but agreed that the state faces challenges.